More Washington neighborhoods are in danger as heavy rains approach

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POSTED: Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:26am

The landslide in Oso has Washington residents keeping a close eye on hillsides in their own communities.

In Pierce County, a landslide this past weekend could lead to more movement on a hillside near Dash Point State Park.

What was initially a four inch crack along the hillside has turned into four feet. Since Monday, that hasn't changed, but with rain anticipated Thursday and through the weekend, another slide puts at least three homes in danger.

"This is about 50 tons of material sitting here and that's our big hazard right now," said Dash Point's Fire Chief Cliff McCollum. "It could destroy one of the houses down below."

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